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Located at the base of the spine, this 1st Chakra is responsible for our feelings of safety, security, and survival. Due to its energetic memory and the generational traumas from our ancestors' struggles passed down through this area, it’s almost certain that we will struggle with an imbalance at some point in our lives.
This vital area is the starting point of our development as babies, and as we grow energetically, it becomes our life force. If you feel you lack steadiness, stability, and passion in your life, fear not- there are many ways to rebalance and realign our Root Chakra’s energy; Read on to learn more.
Known as Muladhara Chakra in Sanskrit, it’s responsible for your sense of security, feelings of stability, and groundedness. Needless to say, having an unblocked Root Chakra is vital to living a zestful, balanced, and content life.
The Root Chakra is a fundamental Chakra, meaning it is one of the seven main Chakras within the body. Each area connects to a series of nerves and organs responsible for several essential physical and energetic responsibilities. For example, the Root Chakra connects to the feet, knees, adrenals, pelvis, colon, and kidneys.
The primary colour of the Muladhara Chakra is red. Red is symbolic of our life force but also commands attention and can signal a warning or danger. Therefore, red is a fitting colour for this vital Chakra and its energetic representation.
The element that ties to the Root Chakra is earth. This 1st Chakra is the foundation of your being, and your ability to root down into the earth and feel secure is necessary to flourish in all other areas of your life. Mother nature is the perfect representation of the importance of the Root Chakra, as a tree with shallow roots would surely fall over in a storm.
When the Root Chakra is blocked, it can show up in many ways emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically. When underactive, you can feel fearful, anxious, unorganized, unfocused, and financially unstable.
When overactive, you might notice an aversion to change, guarded emotions, and financial feelings of greed. In more severe cases, the following ailments, disorders, and diseases may manifest:
Thankfully, there are several ways to realign the Root Chakra. Please note this guide is meant to supplement your wellness journey and is not a replacement for the advice of a doctor. If you are struggling with your mental or physical health, please book in with a health care practitioner. Let’s dive in.
Maybe you recognize some of the symptoms of an unbalanced Muladhara Chakra in your life, or perhaps a Naturopath Doctor or Holistic Healer has pointed you in this direction. Whatever Universal force has brought you to seek out these solutions, we are so glad you are here. Here are seven ways you can encourage balance and positive energy to flow back to your Root Chakra:
Combining these seven tools into your energetic tool belt will help bring balance and positive focus to your Root Chakra and your life.
Empath Designs was founded by Germaine to encourage peace, love, mindfulness, and passion in the lives of everyone her work touches. Through her experiences learning about and creating art, traveling the world, personal growth, and study of ancient cultures and spirituality, she brings forth an accessible and attractive way for people to get in tune with their own Universal Spirit.
What does the Root Chakra do?
The Root Chakra is the energy centre at the end of the tailbone and is responsible for helping you feel grounded, secure, safe, energetic, and full of vitality.
What happens when the Root Chakra opens up?
When you have an unblocked and flowing Root Chakra energy force, you will notice some positive physical and emotional benefits such as:
What are some affirmations to help unblock the Root Chakra?
An example of an affirmation that will help to bring balance and harmony to your Root Chakra is ‘I am strong, grounded, and comfortable in my own presence.’ Empath Designs has created several wallpapers of root Chakra affirmations that come with their Red Rose Root Chakra Grounding Set.
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